O.T. - Backup Software


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magineer02

I have a Dell Dimension 8200(Seagate Barracuda 7200 HD 160Gb)
with XP, SP3, with Spywareblaster, Avast, and Windows firewall.

As I live on a marginal, fixed income could anyone recommend any
free back-up software programs that I can download ?

Thank you,
Robert
 
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jim

I have a Dell Dimension 8200(Seagate Barracuda 7200 HD 160Gb)
with XP, SP3, with Spywareblaster, Avast, and Windows firewall.

As I live on a marginal, fixed income could anyone recommend any
free back-up software programs that I can download ?

Thank you,
Robert

Macrium Reflect .
 
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Paul

jim said:
Macrium Reflect .

Lower left corner.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

Download is from CNET. Take the installation step
slowly, to avoid toolbars and crap software, whatever
they're offering this week. The last time I visited the
cnet site, there was no "direct link" offered for that
download. Just make sure you're not ticking any
boxes that should not be ticked, and you'll be fine.

It'll cost you a blank CD, for the boot CD you need to make.
Macrium provides a boot CD. Test to make sure it boots,
before getting too excited.

Paul
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

[QUOTE="Paul said:
Macrium Reflect .

Lower left corner.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

Download is from CNET. Take the installation step
slowly, to avoid toolbars and crap software, whatever
they're offering this week. The last time I visited the
cnet site, there was no "direct link" offered for that
download. Just make sure you're not ticking any
boxes that should not be ticked, and you'll be fine.

It'll cost you a blank CD, for the boot CD you need to make.
Macrium provides a boot CD. Test to make sure it boots,
before getting too excited.

Paul[/QUOTE]

How is this better than a System Image (and repair disc) made using the
built-into-Windows-7 utility - or, are we talking about backing up the
data partition rather than the system one?
 
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Paul

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
How is this better than a System Image (and repair disc) made using the
built-into-Windows-7 utility - or, are we talking about backing up the
data partition rather than the system one?

It's about the same functionally, to Windows 7 built-in System Image.

Not all OEM Windows 7 installations have a working System Image.
My Acer laptop, some added backup software, when they installed
it, it "broke" all the buttons in the System Image panel. It's
since been fixed, once I blew away the Acer OS and installed
using a downloaded Windows 7 installer DVD and a license key
from the COA sticker on the bottom of the laptop.

If for any reason, your System Image is broken (and VSS service
is still running), you can try the command line interface. This
is an example. See if this program is available (wbadmin). This
command, would be backing up a total of four partitions, and
storing them on N:\ .

wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:N: -include:D:,F: -allCritical

Macrium does both backups, as well as now supports cloning (as of version 5).
And it can even resize a partition when it's cloned (implying,
it isn't an exact clone, from a definitions point of view).
Still, a useful second function, that avoids a bounce off an
external disk. It saves a step, if you want to move a partition.

Paul
 
K

Ken Springer

Robert

use your Microsoft back-up software
That come with you XP it free

The XP backup software only came with XP Pro.


--
Ken

Mac OS X 10.8.5
Firefox 24.0
Thunderbird 17.0.8
 
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Bob F

I have a Dell Dimension 8200(Seagate Barracuda 7200 HD 160Gb)
with XP, SP3, with Spywareblaster, Avast, and Windows firewall.

As I live on a marginal, fixed income could anyone recommend any
free back-up software programs that I can download ?

Since it's a Seagate drive, you can download Seagate Diskwizard from the Seagate
website. It does a very good job for me making image files for the whole C:
drive. It does not do incremental backups, but images make it very easy to get
back to the imaged operational state. Diskwizard is a Seagate version of Acronis
True Image, I believe.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

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